Kathryn Knight Sonntag

Kathryn Knight Sonntag is the author of the poetry collection The Tree at the Center (BCC Press, 2019). Her creative works have appeared or are forthcoming in Shades: Literary Magazine of the University of UtahPsaltery & LyreWilderness Interface ZoneExponent IISegullahDialogue, www.visitutah.com/she, Blossom as the Cliffrose: Mormon Legacies and the Beckoning Wild (Torrey House Press, 2021), and others.

Knight Sonntag earned a BA in English (2008) and a BS in Environmental Studies (2008) from the University of Utah before earning her MLA in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from Utah State University (2014). Her thesis focused on the role of the transcendent in landscapes and greatly informs her creative pursuits. 

Her collection The Tree at the Center was a 2019 Association for Mormon Letters Awards finalist in Poetry and Criticism. In 2020, her article “The Mother Tree: Understanding the Spiritual Root of Our Ecological Crisis” was nominated for the Geisner & Mogg Best Theological Article Award by the John Whitmer Historical Association. 

Knight Sonntag works as a freelance writer, landscape designer and land planner in Salt Lake City, Utah, and currently serves on the poetry board of Segullah.



  • The Tree at the Center, BCC Press, 2019.

Additional Info

  • Region: Wasatch Front
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Tags: Environmental, Devotional, Women